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Man arrested for excessive speeding after fleeing police

An Alberta man was arrested after fleeing from police in an attempt to avoid having his vehicle impounded for speeding.

The incident happened on the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke on Sunday, Feb. 9, at around 1 p.m. when RCMP stopped two vehicles traveling in tandem more than 40 kilometres per hour over the speed limit.

When one of the drivers learned his vehicle would be impounded, he fled from police eastbound on the highway.

He didn't go far — while conducting patrols, RCMP found the vehicle and driver hiding in a highways maintenance crew shed near Albert Canyon.

The 21-year-old was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and excessive speeding. Police are also recommending a charge of escaping lawful custody to Crown counsel.

RCMP are using the incident to remind people that excessive speeding carries a fine of $368 to $483 and carries a mandatory seven-day vehicle impoundment period, plus the bill from the towing company to get your vehicle back.

Revelstoke RCMP issued three tickets for excessive speeding that day.

 

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